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Nordic Soundscapes

Hugo Alfvén (1872–1960) & Jean Sibelius (1865–1957)

Orchestral concert of music by Alfvén & Sibelius.

  • Duration

    Approx. 1 h 45 min, including interval

  • Dates

    14 Aug 2022

  • Stage

    Main Stage

  • Genre


  • Price

    325–350 kr

  • Accessibility

We welcome the autumn season with sumptuous music by Hugo Alfvén, whose 150th birthday is celebrated in 2022, and Jean Sibelius. The programme includes Alfvén’s Svit ur Bergakungen (Suite from The Mountain King) and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5.

Swedish Hugo Alfvén and Finnish Jean Sibelius are among the leading Nordic romantic composers.

The concert Nordiska klanger (Nordic Soundscapes) opens with Alfvén’s colourful and enchanting Svit ur Bergakungen (a work created in collaboration with John Bauer) and ends with Sibelius’s popular Symphony No. 5, whose triumphant finale was inspired by 16 flying swans.

Between these two masterful works, we’ll enjoy art songs by both composers including Alfvén’s En båt med blommor (A boat with flowers) – a rarely performed gem. The soloists are soprano Ida Falk Winland and baritone Mats Persson.

Nordiska klanger is conducted by Norwegian Tabita Berglund, who has emerged as one of today’s most talented young conductors.


Hugo Alfvén (1872–1960)

Suite, op. 37a from Bergakungen

1. Besvärjelse
2. Trollflickans dans
3. Sommarregn
4. Vallflickans dans

Göteborg Opera Orchestra

En båt med blommor, op. 44

Text Oscar Levertin (1862–1906)
Soloist Mats Persson

Skogen sover, op. 28, no. 6

Text Ernest Thiel (1859–1947)
Soloist Ida Falk Winland

Saa tag mit Hjerte

Text Tove Ditlevsen (1917–1976)
Soloist Ida Falk Winland

Jean Sibelius (1865–1957)

Demanten på marssnön, op. 36, no. 6

Text Josef Julius Wecksell
Soloist Ida Falk Winland

Våren flyktar hastigt, op. 13, no. 4

Text Johan Ludvig Runeberg
Soloist Ida Falk Winland

Symphony no. 5, op. 82 in E-flat major

Tempo molto moderato – Allegro moderato
Andante mosso, quasi allegretto
Allegro molto – Largamente assai

Göteborg Opera Orchestra